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Salman Rushdie

Mira Nair, Chomsky Among Over 200 Signatories Demanding Umar Khalid's Release

Sep 24, 2020 PTI

Umar Khalid has been arrested under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in a case related to the communal violence in northeast Delhi in February this year.

Salman Rushdie's 'Quichote' Shortlisted For Booker Prize 2019

Sep 03, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

Quichotte is the 14th novel from prize-winning author Salman Rushdie.

Salman Rushdie's 'Quichotte' Nominated In 2019 Man Booker Longlist

This year's list was chosen from 151 novels published in the UK or Ireland between October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2019, the five-member selection panel announced on Wednesday.

Don't Want To Live Hidden Away, Says Salman Rushdie 30 Years After Fatwa

Feb 11, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

Salman Rushdie's life changed forever on February 14, 1989, when Iran's spiritual leader ordered Rushdie's execution after branding his novel 'The Satanic Verses' blasphemous.

Jaipur Literature Festival 2018: Over 300 Writers, Poets, Thinkers To Mull Over Everything From Dark Matter & Dinosaurs To Rosogolla Wars

The JLF has seen controversies take the dais often in the past—the biggest of them being the protest by Muslim groups against Salman Rushdie attending the festival in 2012

19 October, 2015

Between Dreams And Reason

Freya Dasgupta

??Rushdie is at his fantastical best but the message he conveys through this allegorical novel is way too relevant. ?

14 February, 2013

Calcutta Corner

Dola Mitra

Alas, the "angul-moja" or the toe-sock, unlike the monkey cap, has never been deemed classy far less become a trendy winter statement by the Bengalis

01 February, 2013

'A Cultural Emergency'

Salman Rushdie

'What is happening in India nowadays is an accumulating scandal and a growing disgrace to this great nation'

29 April, 2012

'We Condemn The Attempt Of Bodies Like Deoband To Encroach On Our Academic Space

Aditya Nigam

'It is a matter of deep distress that a threat from Darul Uloom Deoband has forced Prabha Parmar , a research scholar at the Chaudhary Charan Singh University to change the topic of her post-doctoral research'

22 February, 2012

Salman Rushdie And Me

Amitava Kumar

It wasn't just about standing up for freedom of expression in India: maybe I was doing something more humble and honest. I was trying to restore a sense of balance to my own personal practice of literary criticism.

30 January, 2012

'People Are Not Fools'

Vikram Seth

'It is election time. Everyone knows the truth...the government knuckled under and enforced this disgrace because of power and politics and the misuse of religion'

24 January, 2012

L'Affaire Rushdie: A Sequel

B. Raman

We haven’t heard the last of L’Affaire Rushdie. It will keep haunting us for some time. Three issues could have unpleasant repercussions

23 January, 2012
Author Romesh Gunesekera signs a petition to reconsider the ban on Salman Rushdie's <i>The Satanic Verses</i> aswriter Anni Zaidi, looks on at the Jaipur Literature Festival, in Jaipur.

Name The Unnameable

Salil Tripathi

As writers organise for the ban on The Satanic Verses to be lifted, the battle to undo the damage of the past quarter century has begun. It is time for India to wake up.

21 January, 2012

L'Affaire Salman Rushdie

B. Raman

The sequence of events legitimately strengthens the suspicion that the handling of the affair was vitiated by partisan opportunism

18 January, 2012

Satanic Versus Moronic

Shuddhabrata Sengupta

How Salman Rushdie lost the UP Election

17 January, 2012

'Unconstitutional And Unethical'

Peoples Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL)

'PUCL strongly condemns Muslim organisations, the Congress and the BJP for opposing Salman Rushdie’s proposed visit to Jaipur'

11 January, 2012

'Illogical, Preposterous And Untenable'

Peoples Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL)

'Those who have called for banning his entry must know that Rushdie being person of Indian origin does not need permission from the government – a visa – to visit his home country'

15 September, 2011

Writing The Global Journey

Salil Tripathi

Ghosh’s and Rushdie’s novels don’t mention “globalization,” but the process is understood well

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

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Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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